Sports and Protective Eyewear
Optimal sun + aerodynamic protection.
Hi tech materials combined
with cutting edge style for the most advanced eyewear you have ever owned.
Nike is the worlds largest athletic company, with the mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Nike's eyewear collection meets the needs of every athlete, from the elite to the sport inspired. True to its mission, the Nike eyewear collection offers superior technology such as Nike's patented Max Optics and Engineered Tints, ventilation, secure wrap temples, and Flexon memory metal. Nike eyewear offers something for everyone.
The impact of a ball or other equipment as well as an opponent's hands and elbows pose a threat to an athlete's visual safety. According to a 2001 report by Prevent Blindness of America, there are over 38,000 sports-related eye injuries requiring costly emergency room care. This number could potentially skyrocket when you consider the treatment of eye injuries in a private practitioner's office. As sports participation statistics continue to climb, and newly identified "extreme" sports gain in popularity, the number of athletes who fall victim to eye injuries has the potential to grow at alarming rates. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries since their athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, balance, reaction time and speed) are still being developed. However, regardless of an individual's age or skill level, every athlete's eyes are targets for injury. Under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear.
Stacie Layne Virden, OD, FAAO
Board Certified, American Board of Optometry
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vision Disorders and Eye Disease * Optometric Glaucoma Specialist